Skyrim Book Club

An audio archive of the literature and lore in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Month: August 2016 (Page 1 of 3)

Skyrim’s Rule

Skyrim's Rule

Skyrim’s Rule:
An Outsider’s View
by Abdul-Mujib Ababneh
A Redguard explains Skyrim’s political system

Considered backward and almost tribal by many, the political system in Skyrim is in fact quite nuanced. Traditional structures strive to maintain balance and peace among the Nords, and the province has integrated its own political system into that of the larger Empire. How stable this system proves to be in the face of the current crisis remains to be seen.

Reading by Matthew Kelly (@HighcroftComm)

Matthew Kelly is a voice actor and head of Highcroft Communications, where he provides a variety of audio services.

Skyrim fans will best know him as one of the members of the Character Crusade Roleplay podcast, and the voice behind their Fireside Stories audio book archives. Fireside is dedicated to publishing high quality readings of fan fiction created by the Skyrim community. To hear them, or to submit your own piece of fan fiction for consideration, head over to CharacterCrusade.com and check out their Fireside Stories archive.

 

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Dwemer History and Culture

Dwemer History and Culture

Dwemer History and Culture
by Hasphat Antabolis
A scholar’s review of the Dwemer essays written by Marobar Sul

By now we all know that these stories are mere fabrications. Like the pseudonym used by the author, these tales are merely a veneer draped over more ancient myths collected from around Tamriel. And yet, this knowledge doesn’t really take away from the pleasure of reading them, does it?

Reading by Joe Liljedahl (@jsl70).

Joe is one of the co-hosts of Character Crusade’s Skyrim Roleplay Podcast. This is an excellent show that focuses on Skyrim’s potential for emergent storytelling. The show can be found at the Character Crusade website, on their Youtube channel, and subscribed to on iTunes.

 

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De Rerum Dirennis

De rerum Dirennis

De Rerum Dirennis
by Vorian Direnni
Tales about a creator of Alchemy Science

The contributions of Asliel Direnni to the art and science of Alchemy can not be overstated. Every time you instantly heal, or vanish from existence, with the simple quaff of a potion, it is he you have to thank. Dragonborn with a penchant for Alchemy will find this text most enlightening, and come away with greater skill after its reading.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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Chronicles of Nchuleft

CHronicles of Nchuleft

Chronicles of Nchuleft
by An Anonymous Altmer
A historical chronicle of events in the Dwemer Freehold Colony of Nchuleft

A story of Dwemer pride and intrigue that discusses the mystery of the death of revered Councilor Lord Ihlendam.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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Magic from the Sky

Magic From The Sky

Magic from the Sky
by Irlav Jarol
Treatise concerning Ayleid Wells, Welkynd Stones, and Varla Stones

A fascinating discussion on various sites and objects of magical power created by the Ayleids. Whether or not the Dragonborn is magically inclined, uncovering these things would no doubt be a great asset on your quest to rid the world of dragons.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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Troll Slaying

Troll Slaying

Troll Slaying
by Finn
A guide to identifying, fighting, and collecting fat from trolls

Come one, come all! Bask in the glow of Finn’s great wisdom. Learn the seven effective habits of successful troll hunters! For only a few septims you too can be on your way to a life of wealth and adventure by besting these ferocious creatures. Never pay for an ale again, as the tavern crowd hangs on your every word, while you regale them with tales of your might and prowess!

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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Surviving A Horker Attack

Horker Attacks

Surviving A Horker Attack
by Heidmir Starkad
The tale of a horker attack

Horkers are slow and can easily be outrun. They don’t do much damage by themselves, and often live in cooler areas. Horkers will not necessarily attack on sight, though if entering close proximity, they will attack by slashing with their three large tusks. This can be a fatal problem if the Dragonborn is surrounded. This tale by Heidmir provides some sound advice on how to handle this beast.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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The Four Totems of Volskygge

Four Totems

The Four Totems of Volskygge
A logic puzzle holding the secret to opening a barred gate

Volskygge is an ancient Nordic tomb located in Haafingar, in the northwestern part of Skyrim. Should you come to this place and find yourself faced with the puzzle of the four totems, heed well the words of this anonymous scribe.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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Annals of the Dragonguard

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Annals of the Dragonguard
by Brother Annulus
Chronicles of the Dragonguard in the late First Era

Annals of the Dragonguard was written by Brother Annulus in 2E 568. This book only contains the annals and history of the Ancient Akavir, or the Dragonguard, of Sky Haven Temple of the years 2800-2819 (4329-4338 in the Old Calendar), and is just a small part of a larger tome that comprises the entire history of the Akavir Dragonguard of Sky Haven Temple.

Reading by Steve (@thedicenerd)

 

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Forge, Hammer and Anvil

Forge Hammer Anvil

Forge, Hammer and Anvil
by Adolphus Eritius
Poorly-written notes on smithing by a Nordic blacksmith in the late Second Era

While you may not end up a better smith from reading Thorbald’s ramblings, he will at least start you off in the right direction. Let us hope he was a better blacksmith than he was a wordsmith.

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